News Release

News Release

October 2018

NWCUA, IP Services Announce Cybersecurity Solution for Credit Unions

Partnership connects NWCUA member credit unions with IP Services’ compliance, consumer data protection, and IT reliability products.

SEATAC, Wash., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) and IP Services announced a partnership that will provide cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT) systems management solutions to its member credit unions.

National safeguards and standards are being established to protect financial institutions and consumers from constant threat of breaches. Individual credit unions should adopt the same strategy to thwart off next generation cyber-attacks. It is critical that credit unions deploy a proactive security strategy that manages IT assets, ensures service availability, and manages risk mitigation. IP Services solves these challenges by using an integrated set of processes and controls to ensure uninterrupted systems and business performance while adhering to strict compliance and security requirements.

“IP Services has a long and successful history of managing critical IT systems for various financial organizations,” said NWCUA Vice President, Strategic Resources Jason Smith. “We are pleased to connect them with our member credit unions based on their knowledge and experience.  IP Services has a unique ability to manage and secure IT assets in a way this is cost effective and compliant across the infrastructure.”

Northwest credit union leaders will have the opportunity to meet the IP Services team during the NWCUA’s annual MAXX Convention in Tacoma Oct. 16-18. IP Services is an exhibitor at the Strategic Link Trade Show during the event.

“IP Services is excited to partner with the NWCUA and build lasting relationships with credit unions throughout the Northwest,” said Scott Alldridge, CEO of IP Services. “This partnership will improve credit unions’ ability to meet audit and compliance requirements, and bridge the gap between business and IT strategies.”

The Northwest Credit Union Association is the not-for-profit trade association representing over 180 credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and their 6.5 million consumer members. The NWCUA is the voice of the Northwest credit union movement, providing legislative, regulatory support, and public advocacy in addition to education, compliance, networking, and business solutions to credit unions. For more information, please visit www.nwcua.org.

IP Services proactively manages clients’ cybersecurity and critical IT systems and applications in any datacenter using the VisibleOpsTM methodology and the quality control system, TotalControl™.  IP Services’ target market is best suited for small and medium size credit unions in the U.S. that lack the resources to effectively provide comprehensive IT management and necessary security and compliance services. To learn more about IP Services please visit www.ipservices.com.

CONTACT:
Scott Alldridge, CEO, IP Services                   
541.343.5974
202851@email4pr.com

Lynn Heider, NWCUA VP, Public Affairs                             
503.350.2225
202851@email4pr.com

SOURCE IP Services


News Release

August 2018

Montana Bankers Association Endorses IP Services Cybersecurity and Managed Services for Critical Banking Systems

IP Services helps banks achieve compliance while protecting customer data by supporting and maintaining IT system availability and reliability

EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Montana Bankers Association (MBA) has endorsed IP Services to provide cybersecurity and critical Information Technology (IT) system’s management to MBA member banks. IP Services was awarded the endorsement by MBA subsidiary BANCSERVE’s board of directors.

Banks maintain sensitive information that they work hard to protect. As consumers and businesses rely more on electronic devices to bank and shop online, ensuring availability and security of evolving systems is critical to a bank’s success. The strict security and compliance standards required of banks also make operating IT more complex. IP Services solves these challenges by using an integrated set of processes and controls to ensure uninterrupted systems and business performance while adhering to strict compliance and security requirements.

“We are excited to forge a new relationship with IP Services that will bring tremendous value to our member banks by way of providing superior management of their critical IT systems,” said MBA President and CEO Steve Turkiewicz. “We chose IP Services based on their knowledge and experience of managing other banks, large and small, throughout the Northwest. In addition to MBA, they are also endorsed by the Arizona, Oregon and Washington Bankers Associations. They have a unique ability to manage and secure IT that is cost effective and demonstrates an ability to mitigate IT risk while demonstrating compliance on an on-going basis. IP Services is an ideal IT provider for banks in Montana.”

“IP Services is excited to partner with MBA and build relationships with Montana banks,” said Scott Alldridge, CEO of IP Services. “We look forward to helping Montana banks improve availability, comply with audit and compliance requirements, and bridge the gap between business and IT strategies.”

About IP Services

IP Services proactively manages clients’ cybersecurity and critical IT systems and applications in any datacenter using the VisibleOpsTM methodology and the quality control system we created called TotalControl™. IP Services’ Next Generation Cybersecurity uses scientifically proven best practices to secure businesses and the users they serve by monitoring and protecting the systems and applications that are the heart of modern business – Managed Services and Managed Cybersecurity Services. IP Services’ target market is best suited for small and medium size banks in the U.S. that lack the resources to effectively provide comprehensive IT management and necessary security and compliance services. To learn more about IP Services please visit www.ipservices.com.

About the Montana Bankers Association

The Montana Bankers Association Mission: enriching the lives of all Montanans through strong community-focused banks. MBA responsibility to the Membership: provide valuable, cost effective, and accessible programs and services that enable each bank and bankers to succeed. More information is available at www.montanabankers.com.

Contact:

Pam O’Reilly, Association Services Director, MBA
406.443.4121
199628@email4pr.com

Scott Alldridge, CEO, IP Services
541.343.5974
199628@email4pr.com

SOURCE Montana Bankers Association


News Release

April 2018

IP Services’ Washington Bankers Association Endorsed Solution Helps Banks Provides Data Security While Maintaining IT System Availability and Reliability

IP Services helps banks achieve compliance while protecting customer data by supporting and maintaining IT system availability and reliability

EUGENE, Ore., April 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Washington Bankers Association (WBA) Professional Services, Inc. (PROS), a wholly owned subsidiary of WBA, has endorsed IP Services to provide cybersecurity and critical Information Technology (IT) system’s management to WBA member banks. IP Services was awarded the endorsement by the PROS Board of Directors in late March of this year.

“Our member banks maintain sensitive information that they work hard to protect. When I talk to bank executives, virtually every one of them share their concerns about exposure to data breaches and the impact that such an event would have on their customers and financial and reputation costs that would result,” said Glen Simecek, President & CEO, WBA. “The strict security and compliance standards required of banks also make operating IT more complex. One of the benefits of working with IP Services is that they have specifically created systems to meet the needs of community banks and will monitor your security full time, giving you peace of mind.”

IP Services uses an integrated set of processes and controls to ensure uninterrupted systems and business performance while adhering to strict compliance and security requirements. This IT management methodology enables banks to significantly reduce IT expenses and reallocate those resources to projects that have a direct business need and value. The value delivered by IP Services under this approach ensures:

  • Alignment of IT with business goals while managing overall IT costs
  • Achieve exceptional security posture using next-generation cybersecurity
  • Better compliance with regulatory requirements and audits
  • Improve IT strategy with IP Services operating as an extension of the bank’s team
  • Solve unsolvable IT problems

“We are excited to partner with the WBA by delivering our proven and unique IT managed services methodologies, which will mitigate the security risks and vulnerabilities banks face relative to compliance and their overall security posture,” said Scott Alldridge, CEO of IP Services.

Washington Bankers Association
The WBA was founded by bankers in 1889, and was incorporated in 1970. Through advocacy, comprehensive programming, and information exchange, the WBA protects, develops, and advances the business of banking in Washington State.
https://www.wabankers.com/

About IP Services
IP Services proactively manages clients’ critical IT systems and applications in any data center using the VisibleOps™ methodology and the quality control system we created called TotalControl™. IP Services’ Cybersecurity Visibility Suite uses scientifically proven best practices to secure businesses and the users they serve by monitoring and protecting the systems and applications that are the heart of modern businesses.

 


News Release

January 2016

Synergy by Association Endorses IP Services Cybersecurity and Managed Services for Critical Banking Systems

IP Services helps banks achieve compliance while protecting customer data by supporting and maintaining IT system availability and reliability

SALEM, Ore., June 13, 2017 – The Oregon Bankers Association (OBA), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Synergy by Association (Synergy), has endorsed Eugene-based IP Services to provide cybersecurity and critical Information Technology (IT) system’s management to OBA member banks. IP Services was awarded the endorsement following a meticulous due diligence process that included vetting by Synergy’s Emerging Technology Advisory Committee and Board of Directors.

Banks maintain sensitive information that they work hard to protect.  And as consumers and businesses rely more on electronic devices to bank and shop online, ensuring availability and security of evolving systems is critical to a bank’s success. The strict security and compliance standards required of banks also make operating IT more complex. IP Services solves these challenges by using an integrated set of processes and controls to ensure uninterrupted systems and business performance while adhering to strict compliance and security requirements.

“We are proud to endorse IP Services and look forward to helping our members better manage their critical IT systems,” said OBA President and CEO Linda Navarro, who also serves as the CEO of Synergy. “It is no longer feasible or economical for many banks to internally manage IT and security solutions that effectively and efficiently keep up with the constant change of the IT threat landscape. IP Services is the kind of partner banks want and need.”

“IP Services is thrilled to partner with Synergy and the Oregon Bankers Association to deliver our proven and unique IT managed services to OBA members,” said Scott Alldridge, CEO of IP Services. “We look forward to helping banks improve availability, comply with audit and compliance requirements, and bridge the gap between business and IT strategies.”

 

About IP Services
IP Services proactively manages clients’ cybersecurity and critical IT systems and applications in any datacenter using the VisibleOpsTM methodology and the quality control system we created called TotalControl™.  IP Services’ Next Generation Cybersecurity uses scientifically proven best practices to secure businesses and the users they serve by monitoring and protecting the systems and applications that are the heart of modern business – Managed Services and Managed Cybersecurity Services.  IP Services’ target market is best suited for small and medium size banks in the U.S. that lack the resources to effectively provide comprehensive IT management and necessary security and compliance services. To learn more about IP Services please visit www.ipservices.com.

 

About the Oregon Bankers Association

Established in 1905, the Oregon Bankers Association is Oregon’s only full-service trade association representing FDIC-insured state and national banks and trust companies doing business in Oregon.  More information is available at www.oregonbankers.com.

About Synergy by Association
Synergy by Association is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oregon Bankers Association, providing trade association members with superior products and services through partnerships with industry-leading suppliers. More information is available at www.synergybai.com.